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August 8, 2013

Agriculture sector scores as markets diverge

August 8, 2013 By Dong Junyu in Shanghai Stock benchmarks on the Chinese mainland ended on opposite sides of the fence Thursday as securities and property shares slipped in late trading. The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.88 points, or 0.09 percent, to close at 2,044.89; while the Shenzhen Component Index managed to climb 18.77 points, or 0.23 percent, to finish at 8,114.87. Indices tracking the small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) and ChiNext boards inched up by 1 percent…

Monsoon disaster: District admins to monitor flood-hit areas

August 8, 2013 By APP LAHORE: The government has ordered districts administrations to conduct a survey of the damage caused to agricultural land, houses and roads due to flood. The district administrations were also ordered on Wednesday to monitor rivers and canals. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has set up a sub-office at Jampur to provide edibles and essential commodities to flood-affected people. The government directed district administrations to set up…

Fertilizer the ‘goldmine’

August 08, 2013 WAHEED HAMID Pakistan is an agricultural country with approximately 70 percent of its population living in the villages. The major source of their livelihood is agriculture. Agriculture employed 66 percent of the total workforce in 1950-51 but by 1999-2000, this figure dropped to 47.3 percent and this trend continues. This shows that people are now not interested in farming. This decline indicates decreasing incentives by the government to the agriculture sector.…

Investing in Fish Farming in Pakistan

By SOP newswire2 Fish Farming in Pakistan Michell Spoden interviews Umar Farooq Khan, a 22 year old man from Pakistani who is the director of Umar Fishery. Michell: Umar, what made you decide to start your fishery? Umar: We started the fish farming business in 2007 for three purposes. With the increasing trend of population growth and the increasing need to fulfill the need of food for the people we a playing a small part in this big picture. It is said that feeding people is like…

Jobs at National Institute for Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (NIBGE)

8 August 2013 Job Description:   Researchers & Accountants (Walk in Interview) Jobs Latest Jobs at National Institute for Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Jhang Road, Faisalabad desires to fill project funded positions, as per following terms and conditions/criteria:) Courtesy Jang Published in ZaraiMedia.com

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